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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Inflammation of both the brain and the spinal cord.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. inflammation of the brain and spinal cord


From encephalo- +‎ myelitis. (Wiktionary)


  • In the late 1950s, Dr. Melvin Ramsay in the U.K. began using the term myalgic encephalomyelitis to describe an illness marked by muscle fatiguability after minimal exertion and symptoms involving the central nervous system, such as impaired memory and concentration.

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  • A more severe reaction, known as encephalomyelitis, which is a swelling of the brain and spinal cord has also been observed.

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  • Stat3 in T cells are resistant to experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, which is a multiple sclerosis (MS) model.

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  • Still, after months of grinding through meds and treatments and physical therapy from having developed acute disseminated encephalomyelitis in Iraq, Minnis, 27 when felled, had recaptured only about 70% of functionality.

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  • Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis is a rare inflammation of the brain and spinal cord that brings on a constellation of neurological nightmares.

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  • A good example is ADEM, or acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, in which the brain's myelin sheath is severely damaged, usually only temporarily.

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  • Over the years, CFS has been called different names in other countries, including myalgic encephalomyelitis in the United Kingdom.

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  • Many activist groups have now begun using other names for both their organizations and the illness, including myalgic encephalomyelitis and neuroendocrine immune disorder.

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  • CFS, also known as ME for myalgic encephalomyelitis, got a boost of attention in 2009 when the journal Science published a study that found the retrovirus XMRV was present in most members of a group of chronic fatigue syndrome patients.

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  • If your child has been diagnosed with MS, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), transverse myelitis, or has symptoms of a demyelinating disease, please contact the Neurology Department at 215-590-1719 to schedule an appointment.

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